K. Tsianina Lomawaima – 1972 Scholar

K. Tsianina Lomawaima (known as Kimberly Carr when she was a Scholar from Ohio in 1972) is a prominent Native American academic and author. She is currently on the faculty of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Arizona, and also taught at the University of Washington. After earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1987, she went on to author award-winning books They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School and To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education. Lomawaima’s current research centers on federal Indian policies and practices in the early twentieth century, and the roles Native people have played in shaping policy and reform.